Kogi Assembly Begins Move To Impeach Deputy Governor
Governor Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Simon Achuba/File Photo

The Kogi state house of assembly has started proceedings to impeach the deputy governor of the state Simon Achuba.

Majority leader of the house, Abdullahi Bello, on Wednesday, read a petition against Achuba at plenary.

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According to him, signatures of 21 of the 25 lawmakers have been collected for the impeachment.

The member who represents Ajaokuta constituency, cited section 188 of 1999 constitution and thereafter prayed the house to commence investigation ahead of the impeachment of the deputy governor.

The speaker of the house of assembly, Kolawole Matthew, agreed to the prayers in the petition and asked that impeachment notice be served on the deputy governor.

Matthew gave Achuba 14 days to respond to the allegations levelled against him.

Achuba has not been in good terms with Yahaya Bello in recent times, accusing the governor of the state, of not paying his allowances in the last two years.

The deputy governor said he is being owed N819 million in salaries and allowances. He also accused the governor of being after his life, an allegation which Bello denied.